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Research: Brits favour dramatic TV shows

As streaming services seek to create content which has international appeal, research from Kantar has compared UK adults’ genre preferences against global audiences. Among the findings uncovered: Brits enjoy being kept on the edge of their seats, citing drama as their TV genre of interest, much more than the global average (55 per cent vs […]

August 23, 2021

BBC: “We’re most used media brand in UK”

In its annual report, the BBC has said is the most used media brand in the UK, revealing it is used by 90 per cent of adults on average per week, with the public choosing BBC programming and services around 250 million times a day. Despite the challenges of lockdown (for the period the annual […]

July 6, 2021

Forecast: Gaming to generate highest digital revenue by 2026

A study from Juniper Research has found that the total market value of digital content will reach $432 billion (€353.4bn) by 2026; rising from $211 billion in 2021. This represents a growth of 105 per cent over the next 5 years. This value takes into account pay-per-download revenue, in app content spend, subscription revenue and […]

May 24, 2021

Report: Rising demand for gaming accessories

The gaming headset and accessories market saw exceptionally strong growth during the 2020 pandemic; interest in gaming reached fever pitch, with consumers locked down in need of entertainment and socialisation. Futuresource Consulting predicts that 2021 will generate over $4.6 billion from gaming headsets, speakers, mice and keyboards globally. “The gaming fever pitch that built up […]

May 21, 2021

Call of Duty breaks video game records

The Activision-owned Call of Duty (COD) video game franchise has broken all records. Moreover, it looks like its revenue stream will go even higher. Activision says COD has set a new record with over $3 billion of net bookings over the last 12 months – that’s around an 80 per cent net booking increase in […]

December 8, 2020By Chris Forrester

Report: Video games boom to continue

According to data from market measurement company NPD Group, total spending on video games increased by 14 per cent year-on-year in October, of which 12 per cent was for video game content, 22 per cent for video game accessories and 42 per cent for video game hardware. A note from investment bank Exane/BNPP says that, […]

November 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

Enthusiast Gaming launches channel on Samsung TVs

Enthusiast Gaming has announced the launch of BCC Gaming, its first free, ad-supported streaming channel, which is available on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free Smart TV video service, in the US. This licensing and distribution activity is the latest result of Enthusiast Gaming’s recent acquisition of Omnia Media, which extends the company from one that […]

November 13, 2020

BBC Sounds launches gaming podcast

Press X to Continue, an entertainment and review podcast about video games, has launched on BBC Sounds. Featuring a returning family of game reviewers, each episode will explore new releases and look back at some classic favourites as well. Throughout the series listeners can expect laughs, celebrity guests and exclusive interviews. Available on BBC Sounds, […]

November 11, 2020

Research: Video games market worth over $200bn by 2023

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that the video games industry will exceed $200 billion (€169.3bn) in value in 2023; growing from an expected $155 billion in 2020. Mobile and cloud gaming will lead this growth, as the

September 8, 2020

Beckham takes stake in newly launched Guild eSports

Guild, a new global eSports business headquartered in London and co-owned by David Beckham, has announced its global launch amid a booming global eSports market. Guild is developing a talent pipeline in the UK based on the traditional academy model, which will see the most able players coached and nurtured by industry leaders in order […]

June 26, 2020